These awards provide up to $30,000 to support new investigators with a multi-year, extramurally funded career development award. The period of funding must align with the funded career grant and the request for supplemental funding must demonstrate the necessity for supplemental funding, as well as be used within the career grant funding period.

Applicant Eligibility

  • All investigators with an active career development award.
  • An individual may receive only one career development supplemental award proposal as a PI.
  • Applicants must have a primary faculty appointment with DOM.
  • The Research Executive Committee and Study Section follow the NIH proposal model where an initial application and one resubmission are allowed for funding consideration. Previously submitted but unfunded proposals found to have merit may be revised and resubmitted one time.

Proposal Requirements

Proposals should consist of the following (in order):

  • Abstract (1 page max)
  • Summarize the need for supplemental funding, including discussion of non-overlap with start-up or mentor support mechanisms.
  • Copy of the funded career development award
  • Budget (use the linked template)
  • Budget justification
  • Eligibility justification, if scientist track (1 page max)
  • Investigators in the scientist track should include an outline of pathway to independence and a detailed description of how the research plan is different from that of their current PI/Mentor.
  • Project milestones and future funding plans (1 page max with a Gantt chart describing the timeline to external proposal submission)
  • Letter confirming provision of matching/support funds, if applicable

Review Criteria

Awards will be based on a general assessment of overall impact of the research. The Study Section Sub-Committee will recommend funding proposals with a clear path to the stated deliverable. This consideration is particularly relevant for supporting applicants approaching the transition to an independent external grant proposal submission (e.g., R01).